TGIF people, TGIF! As Rihanna once said, “Cheers to the freakin’ weekend, I’ll drink to that.” Not that you need any other reason to drink besides that fact that it’s Friday and tonight is officially the start of the weekend, we thought we’d give you (especially Bostonians) a few extra reasons to throw a few back.
Big Papi is officially retired. We all knew this day was coming and with it the end of the Red Sox season, but it was still a hard goodbye. David Ortiz is a Boston legend. Not only does he hold the record for the Red Sox single-season for home runs with 54 (set during the 2006 season), but this past season he set another record for most extra-base hits in a season for players aged 40 or over. #GOAT
The NHL has kicked off and the Bruins won. The National Hockey League regular season started again two day ago and Boston won it’s first game. The Bruins played the Columbus’ Blue Jackets in Ohio and were victorious with a 6-3 win. Brad Marchand was responsible for two of the goals and three assists. Cheers to it finally being hockey season.
The Harry Potter franchise is back. It doesn’t matter how much of a fan you are because this is huge. All eight movies are available in select IMAX theaters all over the country for one week. This is happening because The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, also written by J.K. Rowling, was transformed into movie and is coming out next month. The author also announced yesterday that five films would be released as a part of this story.
Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature. The 75-year-old rock star became the first songwriter to ever win the award. He received it “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” He is the first American to win since 1993, when the novelist Toni Morrison received the prestigious award. President Obama said it was “well-deserved” and took to Twitter to congratulate one of his “favorite poets.”
Brady is back in Foxborough. These last two weeks have been huge for Boston. Papi finished up his career and the “Deflate-gate” is finally over. Brady has already made his first appearance on the field in Cleveland against the Browns (winning by a sweeping score of 33-13) but now it’s time for him to return to home turf. The Patriots are scheduled to play the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday in Foxborough. This is going to be a huge day in New England. Be sure to get your Bud Light Patriots-edition cans and support the team!